Four cars broken into at skate park in Cumming

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CUMMING, Ga. — A thief broke into about four cars parked at Fowler Park and stole purses and valuables, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

Between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 1, a woman told deputies she parked her 2009 Honda Fit in the Fowler Park Skate Park, 4110 Carolene Way, and walked on the Big Creek Greenway.

When she returned to her car, she found her passenger side rear window shattered. Her $100 purse and $140 in cash were missing.

Another woman said she parked her 2013 Hyundai Elantra at the park and also went for a walk on the Big Creek Greenway. When she returned, she also found her rear passenger window shattered. The only thing she said was missing was a white bag that contained recycled bags.

Two other women said their unlocked parked cars had items taken. One woman was missing a $50 purse, which contained a $15 wallet and $40 in cash. The other woman said she realized when she got home that her $1,200 purse and $200 iPhone were taken.

“We have increased our patrols,” said Forsyth County Deputy Doug Rainwater. “The problem is that this crime takes under 20 seconds to commit.”

The sheriff’s office urges people to keep their valuables out of sight.